SPICE’s second edition of Runway Fiesta was held in style at the Federal Palace Hotel, Ballroom in Victoria Island, presenting a glittering line up of Nigeria’s finest design talent and artists.
Guests arrived well-dressed for the occasion and set for the black carpet, with drinks pouring as courtesy of sponsors Amarula and excitement brewing for an exclusive showcase by
10 amazing designers: Grey, Kenneth Ize, Wana Sambo, Kinabuti, Mi-Le, Kola Kuddus, Ifeanyi Nwune, Kamokini, Moofa and Tzar .
Each designer presented a strong new collection on the night,
with models flawlessly made up by M.A.C Cosmetics (the official make up sponsors of the show), and music performed live by a show-stopping act from some of Nigeria’s finest musical talents, including Bez, Temi Doll Face, Muna, Saeon, Orezi, Tekno, Jaywon, Jo El, King Zamir, Oritse Femi and Selebobo.
With the night of fashion and music concluding as a complete success, if you weren’t there you
almost missed out – save for the fact that you can catch the event when Runway Fiesta Season 2 premiers on SPICE, DSTV channel 192 this October.
In the meantime, check out some of the event highlights via the pictures, below;
Ozinna Anumudu of StyleVitae & Designer, Bubu Ogisi of iamISIGO were in attendance, looking fresh and on-point with their style as always
Everyone was caught mingling off the black carpet, before taking their seats for the show
Drinks were kept flowing, courtesy of sponsors Amarula
…While backstage, MAC Nigeria – the official makeup sponsors for Runway Fiesta – readied models’ faces
See some of the models having fun while they waited to get their face beat by MAC
And here’s some more stunners, post-MAC makeover and ready to hit the runway. #Gorgeous!
Designer Caterina Bortolussi of Kinabuti doing some last minute preparations before her showcase
Muna was spied all glammed up and ready to rock the runway with her performance
A team that prays together, succeeds together: Muna and designer, ?? of Moofa said a quick prayer before heading out for the show
It was clear everyone that was invited knew their way around a wardrobe; the style from guests on the night was incredible
Singer Sexy Steel heading to his seat on the front row, also wearing an enviable ensemble
While the anticipation for the show built, guests busied themselves by taking selfless – of course!
The front row was a mixture of Editors, PRs and celebrity guests
FAB Magazine Publisher, Famulisi Akin Babatunde took his seat on the frow
And fashion’s youngest expert, Prince Estavan and Jay Chikezie of Capo Capa Entertainment were also spied front and centre for the show
PR Guru, Bukky Whyte of Bobby Taylor Company also had her spot on the front row too
The runway glowed green before the show began
Grey & Temi Dollface
Temi Dollface rocked the runway alongside Grey’s attention-seeking designs, which combined a pretty palette with feminine shape for utter gorgeousness
Potently pretty prints enveloped deep V-cut dresses and shouted style from the back of the runway
We at SPICE especially love the way that sheer fabrics and clashing prints combined for a fun take on elegance in Grey’s showcase
Moofa & Muna
Moofa’s Spring/Summer’15 collection kicked off in a palette of head to toe white, before the hue’s counterpart, black began to creep in and compliment it.
A pop of orange came next for a fresh take on next season, brightening up the catwalk and renewing our wardrobe plans.
Here, the designer, Ms Fashola took her bow alongside the amazing Muna, who performed flawlessly to the delight of the guests in attendance
Tzar & Zamir
Zamir teamed with Nigeria’s fashion newcomer, Tzar for an unforgettable showcase that left men in the crown wanting to rethink their entire wardrobe too
Designer Ian Audifferen, who has been making waves on the underground with his cool printed tees, made his label’s formal debut at Runway Fiesta, sending models out in white lips and wearing red hot designs
The young designer explained his prints were inspired by his love for art and nature, and that his brand’s aesthetic draws from sportswear
MiLe & Saeon
Seaon opened for label Mi-Le, wearing a denim figure-hugging dress and bold blue shoes
This new collection by the brand is titled “Set” and was inspired by mathematics, adding to a cool line up of easy-to-wear pieces with an intriguing impact
Designer Ponmile Olawoye also looked to the ’60s for inspiration, lining her shift dressed and clean silhouettes in rich jewel tones, as well as white and pastel yellow
Kola Kuddus & Oritse Femi
Oritse Femi was paired with menswear designer Kola Kuddus for an amazing showcase of cool wears
The range saw printed patchwork in blues, greens and purple, set against pure white and bold red pieces
The designer was inspired by urban African city life for his “Afropolitan” collection, which carried an easiness about its lineup
Wana Sambo & Bez
Playful designer, Wana Sambo was paired with Bez for her Runway Fiesta showcase
The collection unfolded to include turquoise and later, black and blush made an epic appearance
Titled “Modern Elegance,” the collection was inspired by the colour circle of pastels, and included a luxe lineup of crop tops, tees and floor-sweeping hems on dresses and jackets. Here, Ms Sambo took her bow alongside Bez, clearly pround of her Resort’15 collection’s catwalk debut
Techno teamed up with Ifeanyi Nwune to reveal the Spring/Summer’15 collection, “Loud Serenity”
Monochrome was the predominate colour scheme for the range of menswear, with accents of red popping up throughout
The designer said he aimed to make clothes that spoke for themselves, which we think he achieved with ease via his minimal, sleek designs
Kinabuti & Selebobo
Selebobo played musical accompaniment to Kinabuti’s latest collection
Titled “Khan,” the brand’s new range was inspired by Gengis Khan, and saw strong looks topped with trilbys walk the runway. The lineup of memorable designs played with proportions and included the brand’s signature strong zips and hoods, overall adding to a Kinabuti collection with super strength
Designer Caterina Bortolussi taking to the runway for her well-earned applause
Kamokini & Jo El
Jo El was on hand to star alongside Kamokini’s debut showcase at Runway Fiesta Season 2
The 12-piece collection from this new Nigerian label was full of colourful and body-flattering swimsuits, and beach cover-ups which we at SPICE feel we need, immediately
The designer Kambili Ofili-Okonkwo explained she is inspired by art, music and culture, and left us inspired to rock her pieces come Spring/Summer’15
Kenneth Ize & Jaywon
Jaywon accompanied young designer Kenneth Ize’s showcase, warming the crowd up for a smooth collection of low-key wears
The designer focused on a calm palette of white, beige, rust and touches of green, lining garments with long sleeves and a loose-fit
According to the designer, Kenneth Izedonmwen, the collection is a celebration of legends like King Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obe, inspired by the highlife of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, when people in African became more Westernized while holding onto their African roots.
And those are just some of the highlights to look out for when
Season 2 of Runway Fiesta airs this October. In the meantime, check back for our Style Special from the night, here on the site.